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. >> luke russert! >>> taking it to the streets, vice president biden heads into virginia to make the case for new gun law. can a campaign-style push pressure congress to get something done. forewarned on the bayou. louisiana governor bobby jindal has tough talk for his party about what's wrong and how to avoid being stupid. that's his word, by the way. >>> and a deep dive today into a growing threat. find out why some u.s. troops are speaking french to fight terrorists. good morning from washington, it's friday, january 25th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm luke russert in for mr. chuck todd. vice president joe biden is taking the white house campaign to end violence into virginia this morning, a state known for its pro-gun tradition. biden will hold a roundtable discussion in richmond, with experts who worked on gun safety after the 2007 shooting at virginia tech. virginia's history of protecting pro gun rights legislation has been sustained under both democratic and republican governors. but state lawmakers have been debating a bill that would require private sellers to conduct c
's the real problem. i thought it was interesting. vice president biden said he was not concerned about getting guns out of the hands of minute people. well, i'm the same way. i don't think we should take away from good people, law-abiding people, the right to own firearms. , and what we ought to focus on is where the real problem is. you look at some of the plays that have strict gun control. washington d.c. had the strongest gun control law in the country. ofsh the highest murder rate. they understand the issue is the people that pull the triggers on those guns ask trying to keep guns away from them. that's what we ought to be focused on, and the mentally ill part i do consider a productive step that hopefully something will come of. >> haley barbour, thank you very much, governor. thanks for joining us today. appreciate it. >>> coming up next, carolyn mccarthy, a gun violence victim, and one of the strongest advocates on capitol hill as joe biden takes the road on gun violence. and it's the best as i understandoff. tim geithner could have asked for. the market reactions to ed. this i
? >> sure. >> okay. just wanted to make sure i heard you right. let's talk about hillary clinton, joe biden and the president of the united states. here's a clip from the "60 minutes" interview. >> you guys, in it the press, are incorageable. i was literally inaugurated four days ago. >> right. >> and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> i am, as you know, i am still secretary of state, so i'm out of politics, and i'm forbidden even from hearing these questions. i think that, you know, look, obviously, the president and i care deeply about what's going to happen for our country in the future. and i don't think, you know, either he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or for the next year. >> hilary, who do you think he would prefer to succeed him, biden or hillary clinton? >> sofie's choice, wolf. two of his favorites. i think the president is hoping he is not going to have to choose between the the two. they'll work it out among themselves. because he has very deep affection for both joe biden and hillary clinton. and, you know, my guess is that
poorer schools at the expense of wealthier suburban districts. >>> vice president joe biden is on the road today to rally support for the administration's gun control proposals. he is going to start in virginia and hold a discussion with people who work on gun safety following the shooting at virginia tech. meanwhile senator dianne feinstein announced her bill yesterday that would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. the vice president downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> president obama also plans to travel to push his gun control plans. now, senator feinstein got very personal while introducing her bill. she talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were killed at san francisco city hall. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have
from the menace of gun violence. >> reporter: on friday vice president biden held a round table discussion in richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the notion of a universal background check. >> reporter: but there is still strong opposition that was on display in gun shows across the country today. many, which saw record crowds. senator dianne feinstein acknowledged the tough fight ahead when she proposed a ban on more than 100 types of assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips. >> this is really an uphill road. >> reporter: the national rifle association responded sharply in a statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong headed approach. according to political analysts the president's gun control proposal will face an uncertain future. >> there are some things on guns that might be able to be done like universal background checks but an assault weapons ban i think is not in the cards this year. >> reporter: those at today's march say something has to change. >> to stand here and see all the
president joe biden is bringing the battle of the gun control right to the heart of the opposition. >> biden is taking his case right to the heart of pro-gun virginia. the move comes after democrats and congress rolled out their plans. and nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. they started with perhaps the most controversial weapon, an assaults weapons ban. it's a key component of the recommendations that vice president biden made to the president earlier this month, and today he is heading to richmond, virginia, with several cabinet members to try and sell it. mr. biden is even taking the fight online, making his gun control argument thursday in a web chat. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am the malg zone and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> the bill senate democrats introduced thursday would ban both. it's a tougher version of the assaults weapons ban that koj let lapse in 2004. this version closes some of the loopholes that manufacturers were able to exploit
the announcement? >> he has jack lew. he has joe biden to send up for the all-important relationships on capitol hill. i think this was a legacy pick. the president now has as we know an ambitious agenda that he laid out in the inaugural address. the question is, who is going to protect those goals from him? it's someone he has been with ever since his federal public life has started. that's mcdonough. this is somebody he trusts to protect not just himself. not just the staff, but to move that legacy and the obama era sooner or later will come to an end. the president clearly wants to make the major shape now. i think that's why he picked this man he trusts and has known for so long. >> john kerry ends before the senate foreign relations committee and he will be confirmed. i don't think there is any doubt about that. chuck hagel, that could be a little bit more. >> i think they will rough him up and be more lively than the john kerry hearings. in the end, the numbers. once senator schumer democrat said he answered all my questions, we know there have been meetings with others who have been criti
is diminishing a little bit after we conducted the poll after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. joe biden was very active in all this. he as well as homeland security janet napolitano and other top administration officials are going to richmond, virginia. they're going to be holding a town hall there on gun control. and he was talking about this yesterday as well. we'll talk more about that next hour, john. >> fantastic. great to see you this morning. >> thank you. >> nine minutes past the hour. more angry threats from north korea overnight. a statement from the country's unification committee warns of what they call physical counter measures against south korea if they directly participate in u.n. sanctions against the north. the statement calls seoul a puppet to the west and says the latest u.n. resolution passed earlier this week is equivalent to a declaration of war. >> rhode island could be the next state where same self couples can get married. house lawmakers approved a measure by a vote of 51-19. the bill has been introduced every year for 11 years there and this was the first tim
biden came out the other day and said you want to protect yourself self-defense get a shotgun. she has shotguns on her list. this goes way beyond what they have with the assault weapons ban in 1994. stuart: you never lose your energy, do you? you could be 85 years old. >> i was raised an advocate, how did -- stuart: charles payne -- [talking over each other] >> happens to me all the time. stuart: thank you very much indeed. here's what you're saying about that gun control prayer? john wrote there are those also praying otherwise. what is god to do? probably back away and let us decide. mike said they are the first to cry separation of church and state. from row, separation of church and state, can't have it both ways. if you want the government out of the church, church stay out of government. i am against gun laws just for the record. thank you, everybody. appreciate your input on facebook. union membership at its lowest level since 1916. who are the political and economic winners and losers in all of this? the answer is next. ♪ [ slap! ] [ slap! slap! slap! slap! ] ow! ow! [ male a
biden was there. also joining the conversation were experts studying gun safety. after the worst school shooting in u.s. history, the virginia tech massacre in 2007. let's go to white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, what specifically was discussed during this round table? >> reporter: victor, first of all, i should point out this was a closed door meeting. afterwards, the vice president did sort of lay out some of the themes that they all discussed including universal background checks, that is something the administration has been pushing for ever since that shooting that happened in connecticut, they wouldn't to make sure no matter where you're buying a weapon, whether it is in a private sale, a gun show, that there is this background check that takes place. the vice president also says they talked about the mental health issues and the lack of mental health professionals to adequately deal with this problem. we have heard this as well and something the president talked about, one of his initiatives in curbing gun violence, a database to better understand the people who are out
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